2020 The One

A discounted 2020 model of our One - for those who need a great shelter at an affordable price. Limited quantities available.

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Gear Notes

A sleek, simple ultralight solo shelter to keep you snug as a bug in a weatherproof ripstop rug.

The One is back, and even more determined to keep you dry without weighing you down. Features include factory-taped seams, reflective pull-outs, robust zippers, and fully-rigged lines. Easy to set up, rugged, spacious and less than two pounds, The One is the shelter of your minimalist dreams.

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  • Easy side entry, both doors now open for ventilation
  • Factory-taped seams
  • Bathtub floor
  • Main body and floor have 1800mm waterproof UTS coating
  • Great headroom (and shoulder room)
  • Fits tall people
  • Big vestibule with great protection
  • Lightweight, with full protection from rain and bugs
  • Excellent ventilation to minimize condensation
  • Catenary cut for quick, taut setup
  • Highly adjustable pitch
  • Interior clothes line and flashlight loop
  • Reflective tie-outs for additional lines for high winds and to create more interior space
  • Ability to furl the vestibule for views when no rain expected
  • Tensioners with reflective line make it easy to get a taut setup
  • Reflective guy lines knotted so they can be handled with gloves
  • Zipper pulls have reflective lines added for easier handling
  • Large mesh internal pocket for personal items
  • Side-wall tie outs for storm proofing and extra interior space
  • Minimum of 6 stakes required for setup
  • Uses our segmented poles, or any trekking poles set to 125 cm, tip down. Available for purchase separately.



Average Weight

Shelter Weight 19.9 oz / 564 g
(includes factory-taped seams and lines attached)

Tent Stuff Sack 0.35 oz / 10 g

Aluminum Stakes ( 6 ) 0.39 oz / 11 g each

Stake Stuff Sack 0.13 oz / 3.8 g

Extra Tie Outs ( 2 ) - not attached 0.24 oz / 6.8 g each

Extra Clothesline Organizer Cord - not attached 0.24 oz / 6.8 g


Packed size 5” X 11” (perfect fit for our packs water bottle pockets)

Floor size 36” at the head, 24" at the foot X 88”
(18.33 sq ft)

Vestibule area 16.2 sq ft

Head height at peak 46” (using 125 cm poles)


Tent body and floor Custom 10D Nylon SIL/UTS fabric waterproof to at least 1800mm

Guylines 1.8mm reflective nylon sheath, 1mm dyneema core

Zippers First quality, robust #3 double-pull zippers

Tensioners ITW lineloc3 all main tie outs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set it up?


Select a site that is level, and has sufficient room to stake out the tent. We recommend V-stakes for maximum holding power on the front and rear guy lines, and stakes appropriate for anticipated conditions for the four tent corners.  If possible, stake one of the ends into the prevailing winds, rather than the front or the back.  Stake the two corners on one side so that they are about 3-4 feet apart, at approximate 45 degrees to the tent.  Make sure the corner guy lines are at half to ¾ length free, for maximum ventilation and to allow you room to tighten them.  Walk to the other side of the tent, and pull those two corners against the first two you just set, and stake them down, again at 3-4 feet apart at approximately 45 degrees to the tent. 

Next, put in the rear pole (either your trekking pole set to 125 cm, or segmented tent poles if you purchased those), with the handle of the trekking pole at the top, and the tip of the pole slipped into the grommet tab provided.  Stake the tent out so that the pole leans slightly out.  Then put in the front pole, top up and tip into the grommet tab provided, zip up the vestibule, and stake it out, again so that the pole leans out at a slight angle.  Adjust the front and rear guy lines so that the ridgeline is taut, and the poles both lean out at about the same angle.  Then go around the four corners, and tighten the lines to provide a taut setup with no wrinkles.

The bathtub floor can just hang, but if desired, you can take four additional hook stakes to stake out the four corners of the floor.  The 15-denier nylon floor is reasonably durable for it’s weight, but to prolong the life of your shelter, you may want to place either a polycryo ground sheet or a nylon ground sheet under the tent.

Special Case – Windy Conditions

Since The One is a roomy tent, it also presents a pretty high profile to winds.  Thus, if you can find a more sheltered area, this will be helpful in windy weather.  Depending on the stakes you brought, ground conditions, and wind speed, you may want to put large rocks over the stakes to help them hold.  The One has 2 additional pullouts (gray with reflective stripes) which can be used to attach additional guy lines to for more support in windy conditions. In windy conditions, you may choose to stake the two corners on the windy side all the way to the ground, to minimize the intrusion of the wind into the shelter.


The large mesh pocket on the rear wall is provided to keep your small items from getting lost inside the tent.  There is a small, movable loop on the clothesline located in the ridge (optional), which you can use to hang a flashlight from for reading or other nighttime activities requiring light.  The roomy vestibule provides a sheltered area to keep your gear, shoes, etc. without taking up interior space in the tent.  In fair conditions, the vestibule can be furled for better views and ventilation.  Since The One is a single-wall shelter to save weight, it is prone to condensation in certain conditions.  More ventilation (staking the  corners high, leaving the vestibule open) will generally minimize condensation.  In the case of condensation, you can just use a handkerchief to wipe down the shelter, then take it out during your lunch break to air out.


After returning from a trip, use a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris from your One, and allow it to fully dry before stowing it.

How do returns for shelters work?

We recommend setting up shelters on a clean and dry surface in order to inspect and evaluate the tent.

Please make sure any returned shelters are free of signs of use (dirt, debris, grass, etc.), and folded neatly in its stuff sack before submitting a return.



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